The Brazilian had the opportunity to experience the rich Asante culture and drew praise from the paramount chief in the process
Asante Kotoko midfielder Fabio Gama was part of a host of dignitaries who participated in 2021 edition of Akwasidae which took place at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi on Sunday.
The Brazilian joined Kotoko last season as a free agent and has since become an instant hit despite the club failing to win any major trophy.
With Kotoko’s matchday seven fixture in Ghana Premier League against Hearts of Oak suspended due to the latter’s participation in Caf Confederation Cup, Gama was selected as part of the club’s delegates to participate in the festival.
Others included head coach Prosper Ogum Narteh, midfielder Isaac Oppong and captain Abdul Ganiu Ismail as well as director of communications David Obeng Nyarko.
Gama, just like his teammates present, were mobbed by some supporters after the event as they wanted autographs while others only wanted to snap pictures with them.
According to sources close to the club, Otumfuo was impressed with Kotoko’s performance this season and particularly heaped praise on Gama.
He further urged the coach and players to double their efforts in order to achieve their set goals at the end of the season.
Kotoko currently sit third on the Ghana Premier League log with 13 points, three points behind city rivals King Faisal. They will welcome Real Tamale United to the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Wednesday.